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  • Cardinal Burke Warns Upcoming Youth Synod May Release ‘New Storm in the Church’

    05/21/2018 6:58:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/18/18 | Claire Chretien
    ROME, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There is a risk that the upcoming synod on youth will bring “more difficulties” for the Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke said at the Rome Life Forum today, noting there have already been allegations of manipulation. “What can we expect about and after the new synod in October?” he was asked. “A new storm in the Church? A new ambiguous exhortation? More dubia?” “I think simply from a point of human reason, and also from the point of view of Christian morality, if those who organized the synod in 2014 and 2015 have not had...
  • Pope: No to a Church of Old Bachelors

    05/21/2018 6:50:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 5/21/18
    Marks the new memorial he established earlier this year: Mary, Mother of the ChurchThe Church is a Mother, is “feminine,” Pope Francis said today as he celebrated Mass for the now obligatory Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. And if this trait is forgotten, the Church resembles merely “a charitable organization, or a football team”; when it is “a masculine Church,” it sadly becomes “a church of old bachelors,” “incapable of love, incapable of fruitfulness.” Pope Francis himself decided the feast should be celebrated on the Monday immediately following Pentecost, in order “to encourage the growth of the maternal...
  • Cardinal Burke: Catholics Must let Christ Reign as King in Face of ‘Apostasy’ Within Church

    05/20/2018 6:54:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/18/18 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholics must consciously place themselves under the “Kingship of Christ” in the face of enemies of the Church today attempting to “infiltrate the life of the Church herself and to corrupt the Bride of Christ by an apostasy from the Apostolic Faith,” Cardinal Raymond Burke indicated at a talk today in Rome. The Cardinal, one of the dubia signers and a foremost defender of orthodoxy within the Church today, told participants at the annual Rome Life Forum that Christ as King reigns over his Bride the Church, over the world, and must also reign...
  • Catholic Youth Preparing Correction of Controversial Pre-Synodal Document

    05/19/2018 4:38:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/15/18 | Claire Chretien
    May 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On Pentecost – this coming Sunday – a group of Catholic youth expect to publish a summary of what was left out of the “pre-synod” document presented to Pope Francis in March. They hope to distribute it to bishops going to the synod on youth in October to give them a clear picture of what Catholic youth actually want. The official “pre-synod” document was supposedly written taking into account what young Catholics around the world expressed via official Facebook groups set up by the Vatican. Many Catholic adolescents and young adults in these groups –...
  • Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

    05/18/2018 6:53:19 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit that all 31 active bishops in Rome had signed a document offering to resign.
  • New video from Amir with some events you may not have heard and about the coming war

    05/17/2018 12:15:17 PM PDT · by firebrand · 10 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 17, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    The Gaza events and how Egypt intervened, the effects of Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal on the economies of Iran, Russia, and France, and much much more. Too much to even summarize. Iran continues to move cargo planes full of arms into Syria. Why the Ezekiel war is definitely coming. Why the Israelis will accept the false messiah. A video just chock full of revelations and news.
  • Contemplative Nuns Must Join Federations, Vatican Instruction Says

    05/16/2018 5:55:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/15/18 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Vatican City, May 15, 2018 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns must be affiliated with a federation, or organization, of religious houses. Published May 15, the document concerns the nearly 38,000 nuns around the world in contemplative religious orders, and underscores that these religious institutes, “wholly devoted to contemplation, always occupy an eminent place in the mystical body of Christ.” Therefore,...
  • Bulgarian Church Advises LGBT Community to Go to Church Instead of Pride Parade

    05/16/2018 5:53:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 5/15/18
    The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has expressed its attitude towards the upcoming LGBT parade in Sofia, calling on the members of the LGBT community to renounce their sins. The parade is scheduled for June 9. In its statement, posted on the Bulgarian Church’s official site, the Synod declares that its position towards sin remains unchanged. Rather than engaging in pride parades, the hierarchs have called for piety and a renunciation of sin and its demonstrations. “Taking into account free will, the Holy Orthodox Church again appeals to its children, brothers, and sisters, and lovingly reminds them that...
  • Pope Francis Says Jesus was Daring to Pick Apostles Who Were So Stupid...

    05/15/2018 3:28:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | May 14, 2018 | The Tenth Crusade
    That statement you make when you think all blue collar workers are stupid:   “It really seems too daring that Jesus entrusts the task to a small group of simple men without great intellectual abilities!” The man seems to subscribe to an awful lot of urban legends. Blue collar workers are stupid. People who own guns are not Christian. Women who trust God and are open to life know about as much about procreation as wild bunny rabbits. Folks who come to Mass to immerse themselves in Christ in mystical prayer are people who don't like to dance. People who...
  • Priest Explains How Amoris Laetitia Was Really Written to ‘Normalize’ Homosexuality

    05/14/2018 6:38:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/14/18
    Editor's note: This analysis has been written by a priest who asked that it be published anonymously over concern of being disciplined for raising concerns about a papal document.May 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – I said it right from the beginning, when Amoris Laetitia was first published, with its infamous Chapter 8 that allows individual conscience to trump objective moral law and thus effectively eliminate the notion of intrinsic moral evil: The real issue is not Holy Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried. After all, Pope Francis had already streamlined the annulment process, to allow declarations of nullity which were...
  • Amir Tsarfati update on Gaza situation May 14

    05/14/2018 12:53:42 PM PDT · by firebrand · 12 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 14, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    With F-16s flying overhead, Amir explains with sadness about Gaza and Iran's role in that situation. He tells with joy about the American embassy. Also a little about the coming war.He is now on his way here. Welcome, Amir.
  • Statement from Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland is a Disaster

    05/13/2018 6:59:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 5/9/18 | Matt Archbold
    This is nothing short of a horror. And totally emblematic of the state of much of the Church today. The Association of Catholic Priests, which is a doctrinaire liberal organization but, according to the National Catholic Reporter has 1,000 members, has worked to confuse Catholics on this issue with this horrific statement about the abortion debate going on in Ireland right now: In the midst of the debate and discussion in our country about the forthcoming referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, we, the leadership of the Association of Catholic Priests, issue the following statement.As an association...
  • Taiwan’s Bishops Gather at the Vatican for First Time in 10 Years

    05/13/2018 6:48:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Crux ^ | 5/11/18 | Hannah Brockhaus
    ROME - The bishops of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, arrived in Rome earlier this week ahead of meetings with the pope and other Vatican officials - the first such visit in 10 years, and their first meeting with Francis since his election. The delegation of seven bishops will meet with the pope next week for an ad limina visit - a customary meeting for diocesan bishops to give an update on the state of their dioceses - which typically takes place every five years. The bishops of Taiwan last made an ad limina visit in December...
  • Update and new information from Amir, May 10

    05/10/2018 9:21:55 PM PDT · by firebrand · 5 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 10, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A long but don't-miss overview of yesterday's and last night's events, with some new information, followed by a teaching on the prospects for peace in the Middle East. Includes the story of how the U.S. captured the top five leaders of ISIS. I could hardly view this on Facebook, with all the outages of both sound and picture. I imagine a lot of people are catching up on the news online, since the events were too late at night for the press. YouTube is working fine, though. Spread this one around, especially to people you know who don't have a...
  • Ryan Meets with Priest he Ousted as House Chaplain, then Reinstated

    05/09/2018 6:10:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/8/18 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Speaker Paul Ryan met Tuesday with the House chaplain he ousted last month, then reinstated after the chaplain complained a Ryan aide told him it might be time to put a non-Catholic in the job. Ryan told reporters he and Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy talked about how to improve pastoral services over coffee Tuesday. Just last month Ryan instructed top aide Jonathan Burks to demand Conroy’s resignation, saying he was dissatisfied with Conroy’s pastoral services. Conroy said he wasn’t told of deficiencies in his performance. He sent a scalding letter to Ryan alleging Burks told him...
  • When California Is Right and Texas Is Wrong

    05/09/2018 5:11:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Stream ^ | 5/6/18 | John Zmirak
    California's Catholic bishops back pro-family groups. Texas's start a war with one. America’s Catholic bishops have been rudderless for a lifetime. Unlucky for me. That lifetime was mine. Our bishops have mostly walked in lockstep with the Democratic party since. … The first Irishman got off the boat. Back in the 1940s, this wasn’t a problem. (Those bishops’ older brothers were Democratic ward captains. So it was probably inevitable.) But that party dumped the churchgoing working class for the New Left in 1968. Since then, this alliance has been a catastrophe. Churchy progressivism serves as a Gospel replacement serum. It...
  • 'Priests Might Have To Carry Guns Soon’ – Catholic Archbishop Onaiyekan [Nigeria]

    05/07/2018 6:20:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Nigeria News ^ | Adedamola Ogungbe
    Accusing the security operatives of standing by and watching as Nigerians are massacred, the clergy suggested that Priests and other worshipers alike might have to pick up guns and other weapons in a bid to protect themselves. He also condemned the Government’s inability to provide internal security of lives and properties, urging that it should not push its citizens too hard.Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Onaiyekan Suggests Priests Will Now Have To Protect Themselves; Calls On President Buhari To Retire. In the aftermath of the killing of two Reverend Fathers and other parishioners in a Catholic Church in nBeue State some...
  • Pittsburgh Diocese Plan Makes 57 Parishes Out of 188

    05/06/2018 5:11:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 4/28/18 | Natasha Lindstrom
    About 80 percent of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's 200 priests will be assigned to different churches starting in October, part of the six-county diocese's biggest reorganization in nearly three decades. Bishop David Zubik announced the diocesan-wide clergy reassignments Saturday as he unveiled the next phase of a plan to merge 188 individual parishes into 57 final multi-church groupings — a change from 48 groupings proposed last year. Each grouping will have two to five years to submit their merger plan to the bishop, some of which eventually will involve church building closures. No church closures have been determined yet,...
  • Pope Francis Asks German Bishops for ‘Unanimous’ Decision on Intercommunion with Protestants

    05/05/2018 6:54:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/3/18 | Diane Montagna
    VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has asked the bishops of Germany to come to a “unanimous” decision on whether a Protestant spouse who is married to a Catholic may receive the Holy Eucharist in some exceptional cases. The news follows reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the Pope’s approval, had already written a letter to German bishops rejecting their proposal to allow some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion. According to the reports, Pope Francis did not wish the letter to be made public because it didn’t “fit the narrative and direction” of this...
  • Priest Denied Permission to Attend Alfie’s Funeral

    05/05/2018 6:39:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/5/18 | Christine Niles
    Fr. Gabriele Brusco, close to family, forced out of England by UK bishopsLIVERPOOL, England ( - After pressure from the English bishops, a priest who ministered closely to the Alfie Evans' family is being forced to return to Italy. He will not be permitted to attend Alfie's funeral, scheduled for Friday. Father Gabriele Brusco, who offered continual spiritual assistance to the sick toddler in his final days, also withdrew his request for incardination in the diocese of Westminster, after a meeting called by Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington on May 2. "The duration and contents of the interview are top secret,...